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So Much TV

I don’t WANT to be one of those people who just comes home and watches TV, but the thing is, the quality of television is WAY up. I always watch ‘Week of Our Lives’ during dinner, and then it’s ‘Echolocation!’ (essential viewing), and then you can’t miss the latest episode of ‘The Great Australian Trade-Off’ …

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Cars Are Alright

Wait…that may have been another episode. Seriously though, what happened to all those shows in the 90s that were all about saving the environment, or just…teaching you things? I went to get my annual car check up with a mechanic open in Bentleigh the other day, and I suddenly had a strong flashback to my …

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Happy New Haircut

New year’s resolution: get a new look. Sounds basic, I know, and that’s why I’ve been putting it off for years. But there’s more to it than just a cosmetic makeover. You see, I’ve always felt like I had to please someone else with my look – primarily my parents, who are strict religious types …

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Air Con Responsibly

Conditioning the air is done by using a process known as ‘free cooling’, in which a coolant absorbs hot air, allowing the cooling coils to pump out cold air. It’s slightly more science-y than all that, but those are the basic principles. But you can look at a graph showing the inside of an air-conditioning …

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Smug Dog

My aunt’s dog, Jube, is such an little rascal. Apparently, according to my cousin’s eyewitness account, he just destroyed the neighbour’s inflatable pool by repeatedly attempting to bury random items in it – a stick, a chew toy, a clump of grass. Everyone, including the neighbours, let him keep doing it because they thought it …

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Back in the Game

Awesome, the lifetime ban has been lifted! The Darville family have been banned from the Yarraville Fishing Competition for…oh, about fifteen years now? I was really young when it happened, but I remember it casting a cloud on the entire family. We built our honour on fishing, were upstanding members of the fishing community, all …

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Imagine Pest Controllers

Oh, well, it just seems there’s a service for everything in this realm. We had the basics, like shoemaking and leather tanning, but where I’m from if you wanted something done, then you could jolly well do it yourself. Termites in your home? Well, prepare yourself for many hours and days or gruelling labour, involving …

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Double Reno

With the main house finally completed, you’d think it would be time to kick back and celebrate. But no – we’re moving onto the guesthouse now. Why? Because we have a wedding party renting it from us in just three months’ time, and Jim promised them it would be up to scratch. I mean, it’s …

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Decking Out My Room

As a quick glance at pretty much any of my school-books will tell you, I’m all into personalisation. Just having a plain exercise book with my name written on the front isn’t enough. No…every single thing I own has to reflect me. That’s the rule. It’s a great rule, ten points to your particular house. …

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Windows, Not Tapes

Good grief, I seriously wish animation studio Biz-ney would stop re-releasing their old classics, except going from live-action to animated. What is wrong with live-action anyway? Live-action is timeless, because people are pretty much always going to look like people. Whereas fifty years from now, people are going to look at these animated remakes and …

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